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by a deadly fireball. we're getting this eyewitness view of the destruction. and the u.s. military gets animated. why it's ansforming the japanese/american security treaty into a comic book security line. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> happening right now, an american jailed more th a year is on the verge of heading home. a lawyer for sarah shod says she is set to be freed once her half million dollar bond is paid. her family says she's sick and an iranian prosecutor says that g bailed out. tein she'll have to leave behind h h fiance shane bauer and her friend josh fattal t. three have been jailed since july 31 of lastary. allegedly they strayed across iran aqi border into duri a hike. ey are accused in iran of being u.s. spies. the family's website says that sarah has been mostly held in confinement. given hour a day to visit her fiance. she could be hours from freedom but her bail hasn't been posted yet. reza sayah is monitoring the situation. st?t is the la >> reporter: well, the latest according to the lawyer representing sarah shourd is hat she is in iranian custody bec
months ago this week, a top to bottom overhaul of u.s. health care, an overhaul that presidents dating back to teddy roosevelt have contemplated, debated, or attempted. six months ago, it was sign into law by president obama. today as you may have seen live here on cnn, the president talking about provisions of that law that come into force this week. this is the first of that health care bill. it's what the white house calls a patients' bill of rights. he's just about the only democrat who is going to use health and reform in the same sentence because the reason has to do with the calendar. we're 40 days away from the elections where every single house seat and 37 senate seats are up for grabs. voters are split to say the least. 40% of americans favor reform, 56% oppose it. there are some tricks to that poll because the 56% oppose, some oppose because it didn't go far enough. most say it's too liberal, but a sizable chunk says it doesn't go far enough. when we ask which party can handle the issue better, it's a dead heat. all of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a fami
why. that will do it for us. thanks for getting up for a special edition of american morning. head to our blog. we hope you have a wonderful weekend. >> see you back here on monday. the news continues with kyra phillips. >> good morning and thanks. we are going to get right to the breaking news in san bruno, california. the neighborhood fire has been burn for almost 12 hours. natural gas feeding it. that fire is still so intense that crews can't even look for victims yet. at least three people are reported dead. the fire captain expects the numbers to rise. two dozen have been hurt and 100 homes damaged. it started with a ruptured gas line and a huge explosion. a team with the ntsb is headed to see what went wrong. crews and the red cross and doctors, nurses and neighborhoods were turned upside down in a flash. the blast and fire was so sudden and intense, people barely had time to react. one survivor said that the car bumper actually melted as he was racing away. he is talking with survivors. dan? >> we are in the bark parking lot of a parking mall. this is where many of the evacu
of tea. yesterday's elections in seven states and the district of columbia gave us the biggest day in politics we'll see until the actual november midterms. here are the big winners. in delaware, starting things off, this tiny state making big headlines. the tea party darling, christine o'donnell, captures the republican senate race. new york city, democratic senator char rangel easily fends off the right to seek a 21st term. a big deal, expected to win, but remember he's awaiting an ethics trial back in washington, d.c. also in washington, d.c., the city council chairman vincent gray upset the city mayor, adrian fent any a democratic may oral race and paladino, millionaire from buffalo scores defeating the candidate in the new york republican race for governor. the delaware race, the marquise matchup. tiny state but making big headlines. o'donnell backed pie the tea party and sarah palin's blessen easily turned away a nine-term delaware congressman mike castle for the right to seek the senate's seat job joe biden held for some 36 year. republican leaders until a short time ago see
go, but it is going to cost. reza sayah is on the story for us this morning. reza, good morning to you. how much does i iran want? >> reporter: $500,000, t.j. that's how much they want. this has been a bizarre process in iran, and no doubt a difficult one for sarah shourd and her family to go through, of course. initially iranian officials came out last week and said sarah shourd would be released. then they said she wouldn't be released. and now today, again, they're saying she c be released, in exchange for half a million dollars in bail money. the latest twist came today at a news conference by tehran's revolutionary court prosecutor. the prosecutor saying today that shourd's f sarah medical condition, iran is offering to release her for that ba ail money. i don't think there is any doubt that her famy is somehow going to come up with thatmoney. it is not clear at this point when that's going to happen and when she will be allowed to leave the country. as far as the other two hikers go, shane bauer and joshua fattal, the prosecutor said today they're not going anywhere, they'
correspondent ali velshi. >> let's talk about tax cuts for us, average americans. how does that money flow through the economy and encourage spending and hiring? this is the one everybody thinks should stay in place, the extension of tax cut to the middle class. obvious. that graphic didn't need to be complicated did it? >> no. it's clear. lot of money. if you raise my taxes, i'll have less. if you keep my tax cuts in place, i can continue to spend as i have been doing. it's not if they keep them, we will see a big change. it will be status quo. >> because we'res a using the word tax cut but we' talking about keeping taxes where they are. >> taxes are scheduled to expire but it is a tax cut relate toif what current law would have it be. >> this is the one that's absolutely in contention, the top one or two, depending on how you want to do the math, wealthy ericans. the bottom line there is the same as everybody else, you give people a tax break, they spend it. the top line, if you give wealthy people a tax break, they masave it but the middle one is where it gets interesting. maybe they'l
. our karl penhaul is on this story for us, live for us in chile right now. karl, ebbs plain that part. yes, this is a breakthrough, but this doesn't mean we'll see them out of the hole any time too soon. >> reporter: exactly. let me put it in perspective, tj. first of all, a few moments ago, we talked to members of the rescue team working on the so-called plan b that mae made contact with the miners this morning, about two-and-a-half hours ago now. these two guys that we spoke to are from pennsylvania, who sent a rock drilling company -- they're the ones who have provided the drill bit down there. they say they're exhilarated by having reached the workshop close to where the miners are. they also say they're exhausted. but then from what he have explained -- i want to put it in a little perspective to you. that drill, the plan b drill, started drilling about two weeks ago. and it was going down something like this. there was already a bore hole in place, a four-inch bore hole. that's what a four-inch bore hole looks like, and the new drill was using that as a guide hole. what has happ
. just last month u.s. news and world report listed the school as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. fredricka, it is great to hear you go to high school, you graduate, you can go free to his college, but it is tough to get into. y if you can get in, $180,000. >> but they are ground breaking. >> they are. >> thank you so much. appreciate it good to see you. >> all day long we'll be with you the rest of the day as well, all folks along new england shore, well they are breathing a sigh of relief. now they are trying to salvage their labor day weekend plans. earl brushed the shore never making landfall but it is still causing problems. some beaches reopened along the east coast later on. and there were power outages in new england fewer than many initially expected and the apparent impact on air travel seems minimal. with major northeast airports reporting few delays as well. the same can be said for passenger rail service in the northeast. our team coverage includes reynolds wolf take it away. >> it is falls apart. it used to be a power house. a tropical storm with gusts
, despite all the hard times. for awful us on the cnn express, i'm tom foreman. i'm tom foreman. we'll see you down the road. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the nation's school system under the microscope. a new documentary details the pressures faced by students, parents and teachers. later this hour we'll talk to the director of race to nowhere. and the city of toronto turns to kre cheesy tv ads to get people to recycle their unwanted electronics. josh levs has the latest viral videos. and george clooney's new film opens at theaters around the country. find out what a film critic thinks about this week's new releases. it is saturday september 4th, you're in the cnn "newsroom," i'm fredricka whitfield. okay, tropical storm earl makes landfall in eastern canada downing power lines, sparking power outages and it's creating dangerous surf along the east coast in its wake. earl never did make landfall in the u.s., so now some u.s. beaches are open again, however, there are still some dangers in the surf. our team coverage begins right here, we're covering this storm or what's left
of the image. >> too bad tony harris is off. he could show us a few moves. thank you, josh. very good advice. take heart, gentlemen, if you want to be sexy. >> move that wrist is shoulder. >> there's no saving you, so let's move on. the big stories for wednesday, september 8th, and it is a big day -- >> still feels really surreal. >> it doesn't sink in until we have visual confirmation by us. it's hard to sink in. >> they are about to get it sunken in, dozens of colorado families wait to see if their homes are still standing. one family wondering where their son's wedding will be next week as out of control fires tear through canyons outside of boulder. >>> president obama, anything to get the economy moving, and with the announcement later today, expect a fair amount of swiping at republicans. >>> for the first time on new york television, the new york imam behind the islamic center and mosque near ground zero. hear why he plans to go ahead with it. >> good morning, i'm drew griffin. tony harris is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> 100
trade center and the u.s. pentagon. on this grim aniversary, susan candiottiis at the site in new york city, and let's get started in new york where the deadliest attack took place more than 2,700 people were killed at the world trade center, cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti attended today's memori services at ground zero. she's still there now. susan? >> reporter: hi, fred. as this is winding down, you know, every year this is a mixture of pain and pride. pain, of course, shared by the famiesli of tososs who are lost that day and the collective pain of a nation, but there is also pride. pride and shared memories of loved ones, pride in what they accomplished pride in what this country stands for. also there is pride in what is taking place now, what is taking shape at ground zero. that i particularhis year the 9/11 memorial. family members for the very first time werescorted by people who are active involved alin putting t hat memorial together. so, for example, they are seeing the outlines of the reflecting pools that are taking shape. they also saw the 16 swamp oak esee
today, largely because it's not very useful. the white house released the president's speech yesterday so everybody could get their head around it and read it in advance. president obama doesn't always stick to the script, but we have a general sense what he'll say. as we wait for the president to begin we're going to tell you about some of the focus points of his speech. now, joining us to talk about it, we've got good people here who know a lot about education. first of all, our cnn education contributor steve perry on the left of the screen in hartford, connecticut. with me here no new york, tony mullen, teaches at-risk students. here with me. he was the 2009 teacher of the year. national teacher of the year. cnn suzanne malveaux is with the president in philadelphia and senior correspondent ed henry at the white house. let me start with steve. steve, what's your sense of what the president is going to say and what value this is going to bring to students and, of course, not just the students across the country who will hear him but their parents and teachers, more importantly? >> w
. >> good to see you again. ted turner, thank you and thanks to all of us for joining us today. we're hoping you connect to us on twitter. for my cohost, we do read every single one of the messages you post there or on facebook. join us every weekend. you can also log on 24/7 to cnnmoney.com. have a great weekend. >>> a look at the headlines in the "newsroom." bishop eddie long speaks. he says he'll fight lawsuits saying he coerced young men into having sex. >>> a memoir the defense department doesn't want you to read. it has destroyed thousands of copies. we'll talk to the author of "operation dark heart." >>> and did you have trouble watching nickelodeon yesterday? well, that was the idea. the children's network going dark long enough for you and your kids to go out and play. we'll tell you why. >>> our top story, bishop eddie long is speaking out about the sex scandal that's enveloped his atlanta-n atlanta-area megachurch. today he addressed allegations of sex with young men from the pulpit. he said while he's never professed to be a perfect man, he said he's not the man that's being port
. >> they are trying to figure us out. they should keep news two separate places, i do believe. good to see you guys this morning. you will have a good one. we are going to pick up on what they were talking about there. this hurricane, massive hurricane. hurricane earl. it is making its way. there it is. it is big, powerful and going to be a menace. we don't know how big of a menace just yet. the east coast, literally from the carolinas to maine. you just heard from kiran, some evacuations are getting under way. more could be coming. we are your hurricane headquarters. we will be live for you along the coast. have the very latest for you with our jacqui jeras who is here as well. it is never too early to start saving for college. it is getting more and more esses expense ive. look at these little guys. they are putting money into the bank for their college tuition they are going to use in about 13 years or so. we will explain that. >>> again, we are your hurricane headquarters. the talk about this hurricane, hurricane earl right mao. it is a category 3. it went from category 4 to category 3. do not
. >> i'm not willing to say this is going to take us ten years. the school has been so underperforming for so long that the kids don't have time. >> our focus on fixing our schools continues. i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> let's gets started with the latest on hurricane earl. the powerful storm is on an ever so steady track toward the u.s. east coast. by tomorrow night or early friday, it is expected to be off north carolina's outer banks. mandatory evacuations already in place along parts of the north carolina coast, and with labor day just ahead, hurricane earl could disrupt plans for millions of people. cnn is your hurricane headquarters. let's check in with jacqui je s jeras. >> we have big changes. we are still at 125-mile-per-hour winds. category 3 storm. about 750 miles or so away from the coastline. the storm's intensity has been holding steady and we do expect a major hurricane to be very near the outer banks of enernor carolina. hurricane warnings have been issued for east coast of the u.s. from north carolina n
, as much as 70% of incomes to u.s. treasury. mid-50s, 91%. t after world jus war ii, check that out. this is is not a mistake. the nation's top income tax rate was a staggering 94%. now, right now, 2010, the goal, juice the economy without ballooning the deficit anymore than necessary. supporters the tax relief say extra income translates directly intoxtra spending. the less you earn the more likely you are to save, to uses the money that you not pay in taxes for daily expenses. taxes for the wealth hey a more round-about effect. might be have extra spending but also the possibility of more saving and investi. the investing part to lead to more hiring. especially if you invest in a start-up business. hired more people. those people spend andve a verc virtuous cycle begins. not a sure thin. republicans and some democrats want to keep the bush tax rates for everybody. president obama saysri keeping e richest 2% or 3% at current rates would ad $700 billion to the deficit. we expect to hear live from the president in just just about an hour from a backyard in irfax, virginia. somebody's
for us down there, susan.in >> reporter: i think as things wind down or certainly as the city wakes up, you are seeing more and more people who are in this area, people who obviously have made a conscious decision to want to be as close as they can to the ceremony. so you are seeing not only family members who attend theer ceremony being here and some who are escorted in but other relatives who come from the area who come in on their own to attend the ceremony every year. we are also hearing church bells ringing as they have throughout the morning during various points of the ceremony as well. that adds to the emotion of the moment. we also talked to police commissioner, ray kelly, about this morning. he told me, new yorkers, in particular, are very resilient. y, they feel the pain of what happened and every day, he also said, it is in the back of everyone's mind what happened on that fateful day. people here remain mindful that something might happen again. he said in the future but he insisted that new yorkers are ready for whatever might lie ahead. certain certainly, the city has ta
? >> they told us nothing. i mean, i don't know how anybody cannot repair a smell like that. and not find that smell. especially going to neighborhoods -- there's other neighborhoods that have smelled the same smell, really strong. >> reporter: and for how long have you smelled this? >> for a good three weeks. >> reporter: what did they tell you to do? >> when the head came out, they said shut the door and go inside the house and that was it. and you can see, what happened. it's just ridiculous. >> reporter: now, this morning pg & e did acknowledge that they're aware of this gentleman's accusations, and they say they're poring over their records to see if they were in this neighborhood. but again, ali, still there is a search going on for potential victims here. and until that work is done, pg & e says they can't get close enough to the pipe to really analyze it. >> natural gas is infused with a smell. so the idea is that people should be able to smell it. it's not the natural smell of the gas. they put that in there so when there is a leak and people describe it, the gas company should k
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